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Tall Ship Astrid Is Cork Harbour Bound For Scrapping
#Astrid - The West Cork Times reports that the wreck of the tall ship Astrid is to be transported to Cork Harbour for scrapping. Last week the Dutch training brig was recovered from her final resting place on rocks at…
Les Glenans Sail Training School to Close Irish Bases
#glenans – Les Glenans, the French sail trainers, one of the biggest sail training establishments in Ireland, is to close its operations at two bases in Ireland at the end of the month. In July, Afloat reported the recession hit school…
Tall Ship Astrid Back From the Deep, Dutch Vessel Successfully Raised in Kinsale
#astrid – The Dutch Tall Ship Astrid that ran aground two months ago has been successfully recovered off the Cork coast today. Using specialist lifting equipment brought in from England, the 100– foot steel hull, now safely atop a massive…
Mediterranean Voyage of 'Spirit of Oysterhaven' Schooner
#tallships – Ireland's largest sail training vessel, the 70 foot schooner "Spirit of Oysterhaven", has recently completed her crossing of Biscay to Spain with a crew of seven under skipper Tom O'Leary. An intense high pressure system delivered 15 to 20 knots…
Salvage of Tall Ship Astrid Begins off Kinsale
#tallship – A salvage operation to remove the wreck of the Tall Ship Astrid from rocks off Kinsale is underway. The operation will involve specialist marine crane equipment brought in from the UK. The 95-year-old vessel ran aground at Rocks off…
Astrid Salvage Operation Gets Coastguard Approval
#Astrid - The Irish Coast Guard has given approval for a salvage operation on the wreck of the tall ship Astrid off Kinsale, according to The Irish Times. Afloat.ie reported more than a month ago on the major rescue operation…
Tall Ship Astrid, A Sorry Sight for Irish Waters
#astrid – A month after she hit rocks near Oysterhaven, Kinsale, County Cork, during the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Gathering Cruise, the 42–metre Dutch Tall Ship Astrid makes a sad picture, still trapped on rocks, her beautiful sails torn and…
'Stolen' Items Recovered From Astrid Wreck
#Astrid - Items thought to have been stolen from the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale have been surprisingly recovered from the vessel this week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the ship's bell and compass were listed among…
Sail Training Opportunities on the Spirit of Oysterhaven Schooner
#tallships – A new venture for Oysterhaven Activity Centre in County Cork is its offering of adventure sail training on board the classic schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven. These 5 day voyages, designed either for youths (16 - 20 yrs olds)…
Thieves Raid Astrid Wreck Under Cover Of Darkness
#Astrid - The ship's bell and compass are among the items stolen in a dastardly raid on the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale, as The Irish Times reports. Owner of the near-century-old brig Pieter De Kam said…
Astrid Repairs Unlikely As Experts Discuss Salvage Plans
#Astrid - The Irish Times reports that marine salvage experts met on Friday with insurers of the Dutch tall ship Astrid to determine a wreck removal plan for the sunken vessel. The sail training ship, which was taking part in…
Tall Ship Astrid Sinking Investigations Underway
#tallshipsinking – The hull of the 42–metre–long Tall Ship Astrid appears to remain largely intact on rocks off Kinsale this afternoon, some 24 hours after the Dutch brig foundered during an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) parade of sail at its…
Four RNLI Lifeboats Rescue Crew From Sunken Tall Ship Astrid
#TallShips - Four RNLI lifeboats were involved in the rescue of 30 crew from the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the Cork coast earlier today (Wednesday 24 July). The 42m Dutch training vessel reportedly hit rocks inside the Sovereign…
BREAKING: Tall Ship Taking On Water Off Cork Coast
#TallShips - RTÉ News is reporting on a major rescue operation off the Cork coast involving the tall ship Astrid, which has hit rocks and is taking on water. As of 1pm, some 12 of the 30 people on board…
Spirit of Oysterhaven Schooner Provides Disabled Sailing Opportunity
#disabledsailing – A new initiative from sailing instructors at Oysterhaven Activity Centre in Cork aims to provide sailing opportunities for young people with disabilities on board the 70–foot schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven. Spokesman Shane Dwyer described how last month the…
Small Yet Smart Brigantine Sets Sails Across the Irish Sea
#Tallships- The Sea Cadet's training tallship TS Royalist this morning departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour under the command of Skipper Angela Morris, following an overnight visit after setting off from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, writes Jehan Ashmore. Royalist may be small…

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